Monday, January 08, 2018

Bernhard's Beautiful Gold Day-Date Mania

Rolex 'Wide Boy" Day-Date

It never ceases to amaze me how timeless Rolex watches are. The photo below shows a Rolex 'Wide Boy', from the early 1970s, which features extra wide 5-minute markers with matching hands.

Bernhard is one of the top Rolex vintage fans in the world. He took the photo above and below of these really beautiful vintage yellow gold vintage Rolex Day-Dates [Reference 1803] Models.

The two images below were taken by Honinkee and feature a 1972 Rolex Day-Date 'Wide Boy' Reference 1803 in Yellow Gold. This first photo is magnificent!!!

The second image below from Hodinkee offers a superb side view that really shows how visually interesting the 'Wide' baton markers and matching hands are. There is something very 'Harold and Maude' about the look of this watch, in a good way :-)

Rolex recently introduced new models of the Day-Date that are somewhat similar looking as we see from the photo below taken by the New York-based photographer, David Arky.